Pakistan’s Mufti Taqi Usmani declared most persuasive Muslim by Jordan 

In this file photo, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (Left) is speaking at conference organized by Pakistan Islamic Medical Association at a local hotel in Karachi on Oct 21, 2018 ( Photo by Jamia Dar-ul-uloom Karachi)
Updated 09 October 2019

Pakistan’s Mufti Taqi Usmani declared most persuasive Muslim by Jordan 

  • Usmani tops the list of 500 most persuasive Muslims in the world, according to the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center
  • He is a leading scholar of Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic finance 

KARACHI: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, a former supreme court judge and one of the leading Islamic scholars in Pakistan, received King Abdullah (II) International Award for topping the list of 500 most persuasive Muslims in the world in the capital city of Amman, Jordan, on Monday.
The list of most influential Muslims was prepared by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center, an autonomous research entity with the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. 
“I am thankful to Allah for being considered for this most prestigious award,” Usmani told Arab News on phone from Amman where he received the award along with $50,000 in cash, which he said he would gift to his seminary, Darul Uloom Karachi.
Usmani, who is a leading scholar of Hadith, Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic finance, stressed that Muslims must “excel in the fields of economy and technology, besides protecting their heritage of knowledge and Deen (religion) if they are to break the chains of slavery.”
“In Today’s world, wars are fought in the fields of economy and technology. Those who spread their hands [before others] cannot expand their legs [to walk freely],” he said.
Usmani served as a Judge of the Sharia at Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 1982 to May 2002. He is also the Chairman of the Sharia Board for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and formerly served as Deputy Chairman of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah.
His current portfolio also includes chairmanship of the Sharia Supervisory Boards of Guidance Financial Group, USA, Saudi American Bank, Jeddah, and Citi Islamic Investment Bank, Bahrain; vice chairmanship of Shari’ah Supervisory Board of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank; membership of the Shari’ah Supervisory Boards of Al-Baraka Group, Jeddah, First Islamic Investment Bank, Bahrain, and the Islamic Unit of the United Bank of Kuwait, among others.
Justice Usmani holds Alimiyyah and Takhassus degrees from Darul Uloom, Karachi, a Master's degree from Punjab University and an LLB from Karachi University. 


PML-N’s Maryam Sharif admitted to Services Hospital

Updated 23 October 2019

PML-N’s Maryam Sharif admitted to Services Hospital

  • Maryam went to the medical facility to see her father whose platelet count dropped to a drastically low level
  • The party’s information secretary in Punjab claims Maryam undergoing medical checkup herself

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Maryam Sharif, was admitted to the Services Hospital after she met her ailing father at the same medical facility on Wednesday, confirmed Uzma Bokhari, PML-N’s information secretary in Punjab, while talking to Arab News.
“Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s condition is not well and she is undergoing a medical checkup,” Bokhari said. “She will stay at the hospital tonight.”
Maryam had gone to the medical facility to see her father who was shifted there on Monday on the request of his physician, Dr. Adnan Khan, after his platelet count dropped to an alarmingly low level.
Soon after he was shifted to the medical facility, Nawaz Sharif’s blood test was done to see if he was suffering from dengue, but the report was clear.
While his condition was said to have improved after transfusion of platelets, doctors could not diagnose the reason behind the problem.
His daughter, Maryam, was allowed to see her father at the hospital on Wednesday after her party sought special permission for that purpose from the Punjab Home Department.
While the local media initially claimed she was allowed to stay with Sharif for an hour, there was much speculation about the health of the country’s former prime minister after it turned out that she was going to stay at the medical facility for the night.
Reports also indicate that the hospital authorities have summoned specialists from Karachi and Islamabad to examine Nawaz Sharif and diagnose his medical condition.